2022 Rule 5 Draft

League Office Updates League Schedule

November 21, 2022

The 2021 MLB Pro Rule 5 Draft will take place on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8TH IN SLACK.

Have your 40-man rosters to your liking at sim time on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1ST.

Following the sim on the 1st, each team’s 40-man roster number will be tracked and recorded. If you have 39 at that point, even if you were to waive/DFA multiple players that week, you will only be able to select a maximum of 1 player in the Rule 5 draft.

If a player is waived during that week…
—-If they are claimed, the new team can add them to the 40-man roster (must have a spot for them).
—-If they go unclaimed, they REMAIN Rule 5 eligible AND will not come with the full-season roster requirements for the new team.

If a player is signed as a free-agent, they will be added to the 40-man roster during that week.

No trades will be processed from that Friday until the Rule 5 draft is completed.

To simplify who is and is not eligible for the draft, we will return to the following simplified rules:

  • If a player is listed in-game as eligible and…
    • They are at least 22 year of age or older (As of 12/1).
    • They were not recently signed as a FA and have yet to be added to the 40-man roster, this should be obvious for all to spot. Players who sign a big-league contract during the brief window are to be added to the 40-man roster.

Drafting a player will cost $100,000 cash
A team will earn $50,000 in cash for each player lost in the draft.


1) New York (AL)
2) Cleveland
3) Pittsburgh
4) San Francisco
5) Miami
6) Oakland
7) Chicago (AL)
8) San Diego
9) Chicago (NL)
10) Texas
11) Kansas City
12) New York (NL)
13) Cincinnati
14) Boston
15) Washington
16) Milwaukee
17) Atlanta
18) Tampa Bay
19) Colorado
20) Detroit
21) Philadelphia
22) St. Louis
23) Toronto
24) Baltimore
25) Minnesota
26) Seattle
27) Houston
28) Los Angeles (NL)
29) Arizona
30) Los Angeles (AL)

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